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  • Mackville man enters guilty plea in 2009 murder-for-hire plot

    One of the men accused of plotting to kill a manager at the Danville Wendy’s last year pleaded guilty Thursday after prosecutors significantly reduced the charge.

    William Tate, 25, of Mackville pleaded guilty in Boyle Circuit Court to criminal facilitation to commit murder. Judge Darren Peckler will formally sentence Tate on Aug. 3. Prosecutors are recommending Tate serve four years in prison.

  • Changes under way on St. Catharine campus

    School may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean things are going to remain quiet on the campus of St. Catharine College in the weeks ahead. Record enrollment for the coming fall semester has prompted the school to, once again, expand its student living quarters. By the end of July, construction is slated to begin on a new dorm which will house at least 100 students, and that is just the first of several projects planned for this year.

  • Locally filmed commercial now showing

    A commercial filmed in Springfield last year has finally made its way into theaters and onto the Internet.

    Bluegrass Cellular, a regional cell phone company, had a commercial filmed here in October promoting it as “Bluephoria.” Now, the commercial has been completed and is airing in area theaters.

  • Bees are all the buzz at bank

    There was a lot of buzz around the office of US Bank in Springfield Thursday afternoon, and it came from a group of bees located in the upstairs of the bank office.

    Frank Peters, branch manager of the local US Bank office, said the excitement all began when he recently had an installation scheduled for a new security camera. When the installer arrived and went into the seldom-used upstairs area to complete the installation and discovered a large group of honey bees, he told Peters about the problem.

  • A perfect day to celebrate Independence

    Many folks were in agreement that you couldn’t have asked for a better day than Friday to celebrate the birth of United States. With temperatures in the mid-80s and a clear, blue sky, people from near and far made their way to Springfield for the city’s 11th annual Independence Day celebration.

  • Disaster money available for farmers hit by May storms

    Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) announced Friday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared 15 counties in the Second Congressional District eligible for agriculture emergency assistance for damage caused by the storms that hit the area starting May 1, 2010.  

    Congressman Guthrie sent a letter in early May to the Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, requesting a prompt review for agriculture emergency assistance given the widespread damage to Kentucky’s farmers and agriculture industries.

  • All-star teams playing for state tourney berths Sunday

    Washington County's 9-10-year-old and 11-12-year-old all-star baseball teams will play Sunday afternoon for a shot to advance to the state tournament.

    The 9-10-year-old squad topped #1 seed Campbellsville Saturday by a score of 5-4. They will play at 2 p.m. in the district finals.

    In 11-12-year-old action, Washington County knocked off #1 seed Adair County 12-2 Saturday. They will play at 4 p.m. in district finals.

  • Alcohol thougth to be a factor in Loretto wreck

    A Springfield man is in serious condition at University Hospital after being involved in a motorcycle accident Saturday in Loretto.

    The collision occurred at 8:14 p.m. on KY 49 in Loretto. John F. Golden, 52, was driving a 1978 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he lost control, and was thrown from the motorcycle. Golden was not wearing a helmet and was airlifted by Air Evac to University Hospital in Louisville.

    As of Monday, Golden was listed in serious condition.

  • Wheelchair-bound man rescued from house fire

    A fire in a bedroom of a Springfield house Friday evening has left a local family homeless.

    The home of Kenneth and Michelle Thompson of 202 Commercial Ave. was damaged by a fire that began on a bed, according to Jim Logsdon of the Springfield Fire Department.

  • County prepares for a summer of road work

    It's that time of the year again, when the weather is ideal for resurfacing and patching roads in Washington County. At its meeting held on Friday, the Washington County Fiscal Court voted unanimously to approve a resolution allowing Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles to enter into a standard county road aid agreement with the state.